Understanding locals' perception of tourism: A study of residents' attitudes towards tourism in relation to their place identity

Josefine Ørsted Christensen, Jesper Moeskjær Fanefjord Laursen, Adrien von Yuma Olsen, Ema Laurenzana, Carolina Ludwig Agudelo & Sophie Ann Plumeridge

Studenteropgave: Basisprojekt


This research paper aims at understanding the locals’ perceptions and experience of tourism in relation to their place attachment by doing a case study of Copenhagen. It explores the way that locals’ perceive tourism through social exchanges between locals and tourists with the use of the Place Identity Theory and the Social Exchange theory, both theories complementing each other throughout the project. The data for our research was collected by interviewing five locals of the Inner City of Copenhagen, using semi-structured interviews, which were then analyzed through the use of a qualitative content analysis. We could deduce from the interviews, that the place attachment of the interviewees had an influence on how they perceived tourism, and that various aspects such as the interviewees’ background, age and length of residency could influence how they perceived tourism as having either positive or negative impacts on their everyday lives.

UddannelserBasis - International Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato17 dec. 2019
Antal sider71
VejledereJean P.Endres